Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.86%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.86%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.86%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ), which rose 3.10% or 60.0 points to trade at 1993.0 at the close. Toyota Motor Corp (T: 7203 ) added 3.04% or 254.0 points to end at 8616.0 and Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ) was up 1.72% or 158.0 points to 9330.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hitachi Ltd (T: 6501 ), which lost 7.30% or 394.0 points to trade at 5004.0 in late trade. Shinsei Bank, Ltd. (T: 8303 ) declined 5.14% or 97.0 points to end at 1789.0 and Nikon Corp. (T: 7731 ) shed 5.13% or 56.0 points to 1035.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2222 to 1330 and 182 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 23.12.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.58% or 0.35 to $60.90 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.56% or 0.36 to hit $64.53 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.05% or 0.85 to trade at $1685.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.29% to 110.67, while EUR/JPY rose 0.50% to 129.89.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 93.227.

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